Scania V8 engine production back up and running

Industrial dispute draws to a close

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Putting in an order for a new Scania V8 truck? Never fear, you’re unlikely to face any real delays in delivery.

An industrial dispute at a key component manufacturer in Sweden recently brought Scania V8 engine production to a halt.

That situation has now been resolved and the engines are again rolling down the production line.

A statement released by Scania says the manufacturer has now begun the challenging process of reducing its backlog of truck, industrial and marine engine orders.

“This is probably the worst disruption that has hit our company in many decades when it comes to supply disturbances,” – Alexander Vlaskamp, Senior Vice President, Head of Scania Trucks.

“I really would like to thank our customers for the great patience and understanding they have been showing during this dire situation.

“We at Scania are now doing everything in our power to reinstate a normal situation and deliver V8 trucks and engines worldwide as soon as possible.”

And he says it may take a little while for production of the 520hp to 730hp Scania V8 engines to reach full capacity.

“This whole situation came at a time when we were extre­mely busy producing new V8 units and I can only say how sorry we are that this had to happen to Scania’s loyal customers.”

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